August 29, 2017
Due to the Nelson Creek Fire, the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office has placed approximately 65 homes in the Nez Perce Road area from West Fork Road under an Evacuation Order including Lapwai and Fox Lanes and Bear Hollow Court. Residents are asked to evacuate immediately. Residents are encouraged to sign-up to receive AlertSense Emergency Notifications by following the link on the free Ravalli County Sheriff’s app for mobile devices or the Ravalli County website at http://ravalli.us/
Inciweb: For the latest on the Nelson Creek Fire visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5549
Meyers Fire Closures & Evacuation Warnings: The Meyers Fire which has been burning on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest southwest of Philipsburg for more than a month grew by over 4,800 acres yesterday. Approximately 1,700 acres are now on the Darby/Sula Ranger District on the Bitterroot National Forest in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness and Reynolds and Lick Creek Saddle areas. Due to the fire, there is now a closure order in place for East Fork Road east of Sula at the East Fork Guard Station. The closure includes Martin Creek Campground, East Fork Trail, Lick Creek Trail, Reynolds Creek Trail, and Chain of Lakes Trail.
The Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office has also placed approximately 225 property owners in the East Fork area between FS Road #5778 (Teepee Creek) to FS Road #724 (Little East Fork) in an Evacuation Warning status. Deputies are making door-to-door notifications at this time. Sheriff Holton asks all residents in Evacuation Warning areas to have a plan and be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.